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The Benefits of Using Dehumidifiers in Your Home

Do you have excessive moisture in your home? Or a wet, musty odor you can't get rid of?

You should consider a dehumidifier. Yes, a dehumidifier. While many people have the need for adding humidity during the heating season, others have the exact opposite issue, too much humidity. Signs of excessive humidity are moisture on windows and ductwork, bugs, mold, or a wet, musty odor.

wet window
wet window

Too much moisture can cause issues for you, your home, and your possessions. And you don't necessarily need a high dollar machine to take care of this issue. According to a Good Housekeeping product review of dehumidifiers, the top 5 were all around $300. Just writing this blog and doing research I found several highly rated options for less than $50.00. T

In saying that, keep in mind there are a few factors to take into consideration before purchasing a dehumidifier. Dehumidifiers remove moisture from the air, and that moisture has to go somewhere. It defeats the purpose to remove the moisture just to have it leaking back in from a full dehumidifier reservoir. So capacity is going to be a big factor. The size of your home, or in some cases just the problem area that you're having issues with. Some whole house dehumidifiers will work in spaces up to 7200 sq feet and can remove up to 130 pints of moisture a day. Some dehumidifiers are really loud, so if someone in the home is noise sensitive, look for one that says quiet operation. The average dehumidifier measures 40-50 decibels.

**Decibel Comparison Chart

Decibels (dB) Source

10 dB Empty Room (No people or running appliances)

20 dB Breathing

30 dB Whisper

40 dB Stream

50 dB Refrigerator

60 dB Conversation in a restaurant or office

70 dB Dishwasher or Shower

80 dB Kitchen Blender

0-30 decibels (dB) is considered Very Quiet.

31-60 decibels (dB) is considered Quiet.

61-80 decibels (dB) is considered Annoying.

More than 80 decibels (dB) is considered Potentially Damaging.

** Sylvane,.com

Carrier Whole House Dehumidifier
Carrier Whole House Dehumidifier

Or if you prefer leaving it to the experts, we can install whole house hehumidifiers. Your comfort is our top priority, so if thats something you are interested in, give us a call.

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